Russians from different walks of life describe how they've been affected by the country's economic woes, and talk about their hopes and fears for 2016.
Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations says six people -- including four children aged three or younger -- have been killed in a fire in the Yaroslavl region northeast of Moscow.
Ukraine has announced it will ban food products from Russia starting on January 10,a response to a similar ban by Moscow.
The Ukrainian-language children's drama school Svitanok has been performing in Crimea for over two decades. Now, its founders say it must close down amid a crackdown on Ukrainian identity on the annexed peninsula.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a discount in the price of natural gas for Ukraine to bring Russian gas prices closer to prices in European markets.
Residents of Crimea face several more months of power shortages as Russia appears to have ended a contract with Ukraine to deliver electricity to the peninsula it annexed in 2014.
The Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine accused each other on January 1 of violating a shaky holiday truce between the warring sides.
Russia says it's suing Ukraine for defaulting on a $3 billion Eurobond debt owed to Moscow.
After grappling with migrants and rising right-wing politicians in 2015, the European Union may be in for more of the same -- and perhaps some new surprises -- in 2016.
Ukraine's free-trade agreement with the European Union has come into force, coinciding with the start of Moscow's food embargo against Kyiv.
Ukrainian police are blaming saboteurs yet again for blowing up an electricity pylon that shut down electricity for at least one quarter of the residents of Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new national-security strategy accusing the United States of trying to “contain” Russia through “political, economic, military, and informational pressure.”